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Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2016

A project of Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Anahi Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-04-26329
Angeles Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-312017-04-05309
Antara Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-04-30333
Berenice Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-032017-04-25326
Carmen Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-04-30333
Daniela Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-04-30333
Elena Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-312017-04-24328
Javiera Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-04-29332
Lorena Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012017-03-11283
Shirley Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-06-012016-10-28149

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Introduction

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico is the site of a long-term, collaborative bi-national program between Mexico and the United States to try and restore the Kemp's ridley nesting population. The movements of nesting turtles are being monitored using satellite telemetry to determine where they go after they have completed nesting for the year.

This telemetry project is cooperative with CINVESTAV, CONANP, CDEN, Gladys Porter Zoo and the National Park Service at Padre Island National Seashore.

To view other tracking projects conducted at Padre Island National Seashore visit:

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2005

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2006

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2007

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2008

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2010

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2011

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2012

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2013

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2014

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2015

To view the tracking programs cooperatively conducted with Gladys Porter Zoo at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico visit:

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2010

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

To view the tracking programs cooperatively conducted with the Acuario de Veracruz visit:

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2012 and 2013

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

Shaver, D.J., and C. Rubio. 2008. Post-nesting movement of wild and head-started Kemp’s ridley sea turtles Lepidochelys kempii in the Gulf of Mexico. Endangered Species Research 4:43-55.

Shaver, D.J., K.M. Hart, I. Fujisaki, C. Rubio, A.R. Sartain, J. Pena, P.M. Burchfield, D.G. Gamez, and J. Ortiz. 2013. Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecology and Evolution 3:2002–12.

  • The presentation of data here does not constitute publication. All data remain copyright of the project partners. Maps or data on this website may not be used or referenced without explicit written consent.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • If you have questions or would like to request the use of maps or data for this project please contact donna_shaver@nps.gov.

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